The life of cultural figures in the modern world is always associated with the risk of "drowning" in the sea of popularity and temptations, because if you were yesterday an unknown actor or singer, then suddenly surging from all sides fans can not only knock down the table, but also completely cripple the life of a person who is not ready for such changes. But everything happens gradually, at first popularity seems to be a heady gift received for successful work and countless hours spent trying to improve themselves. The main character of the biographical musical melodrama "Love and mercy" is a famous musician and author of tracks performed by Beach Boys – Brian Wilson. Mr. Wilson dreamed of becoming famous all his life and put a piece of his soul into every work, and this factor allowed him to get the love and devotion of fans. However, Brian eventually slipped to excessive alcohol consumption and even mental breakdown. It was not possible to cope with the problems alone, and the star turns to the practicing doctor Eugene Lundy, who will help the young man not only to get back on his feet, but also to find the true purpose and place under the Sun.